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Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice

1st Edition

By Sue Chilton, Karen Melling, Dee Drew, Ann Clarridge


120 pages

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Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice is an introductory textbook for professionals and students who have chosen a career in community health care nursing. The book gives comprehensive coverage of the full range of professional issues, such as personal safety and the environment, in addition to public health, health promotion and family health nursing.

This user-friendly text provides clear guidelines on how to transfer skills from the hospital/ acute setting to the community. In addition, it fully reflects current government health, social policy, the implications for the roles and responsibilities of the community health care nurse, and aims to support a trainee/new practitioner to function safely and effectively in the full range of community settings.


Good for an over view, for pre-registration students and further sources for reference.
University Plymouth

Good introduction for community. I like the structure around learning outcomes and tasks to do.
Mrs J Sime, Department of Nursing, University Coll

The quartet of authors fulfils the promise of the title. The book is user-friendly, with each chapter displaying learning outcomes and incorporating a scattering of exercises, reflection and examples to encourage the reader to relate theory and practice.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Sarah Mullally
Chapter 1 Setting the scene: an introduction
Sue Chilton, Ann Clarridge, Dee Drew and Karen Melling
Chapter 2 New ways of working
Anne Smith
Chapter 3 Nursing in a community environment
Sue Chilton
Chapter 4 Personal safety in the community
Dee Drew
Chapter 5 Therapeutic relationships
Patricia Wilson and Sue Miller
Chapter 6 Working collaboratively
Ann Clarridge and Elaine Ryder
Chapter 7 Conceptual approaches to care
Millie Smith
Chapter 8 Professional issues in community nursing
Jenny Parry and Judith Parsons
Chapter 9 Nursing for public health
Sue Rouse, Sandra Baulcomb and Sandra Burley
Chapter 10 Developing health promotion practice
Karen Melling, Judy Gleeson and Karen Hunter

About the Authors

Sue Chilton MSc, BNurs, RN, DN, HV, PGCE, DNT
Senior Lecturer, University of Central England in Birmingham and Staff Nurse, District Nursing Service, Cotswold and Vale Primary Care Trust, UK

Karen Melling MA, PGCEA, RDNT, PWT, DN, RN
Senior Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK

Dee Drew MSc, RGN, DN
Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Ann Clarridge MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCEA, DNT, RN, DN
Principal Lecturer, London South Bank University, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
MEDICAL / Public Health